Wow, we're really stepping up. While Dylon is on tour for a couple weeks we have a real recording artist coming in to cover the live music sets on Wednesday evenings. The Tallboys Oldtime String Band or some configuration of them, will be performing here tomorrow evening. I met them playing and dancing at the Ballard Farmers Market a month or so back and invited them to get in touch. Charmaine wrote me, and after a couple e-mails we're set to go. Their name reminds me so much of the Texas Meat Purveyors and their song Tallboy, both bands are acoustic/string based, both somewhat irreverent, and both lots and lots of fun.
For what it's worth, the Meat Purveyors have announced another retirement, this time allegedly for REAL, as their fetching charismatic mercurial bass player, Cherilyn Dimond, is moving to Maine and getting married. Their last scheduled show is in Ballard. I encourage everyone to check them out if you haven't seen them, this may really be a last chance.
One of our skilled kitchen staff has realized a dream of finding work outside the restaurant world, we all wish him the very best. This weekend will be his last, stop in to say goodbye. I'm once again fielding job applications from the great poorly educated masses. It continues to astonish me that I can place an ad with 5 or 6 lines, have the final line give simple instructions on how to respond, and a significant majority of e-mail that I get seems to ignore those instructions. I struggle to understand these responses. Do people think I was kidding? Do they think I won't give preference to folks who DO follow directions? Do they think at all? Do they just need to apply for jobs they don't really want to get, in order to meet requirements to keep unemployment going?
A post back (or two) I managed to mention some cooking shows that I watch. I soon discovered that by mentioning the show my blog feed got aggregated on another site that compiles all blog posts about Top Chef. I guess that makes this post link bait.